The images below are of a kitchen remodel I did in San Diego. This will give you an idea of my expertise as a carpenter in regards to removing walls and reconfiguring walls for new openings.
NOTE: Never take just anyone's advice when it comes to the interior walls of your home. I've experienced several occasions where a sales person who believes they know what they're talking about really has no clue in regards to the structural integrity of a residential framing system.
My advice to you is, before you start opening up the interior walls of your home seek the advice of a very good carpenter or better yet, a structural engineer who specializes in residential structural engineering.
The owner of the home below wanted to open up her kitchen into the living room to make a great room but the home was built with a conventional roof system which means by removing the wall would require some very expensive framing modifications that made this idea cost prohibited.
Solution: We needed to modify the one wall for an opening and then shear panel both sides of the wall prior to installing the drywall. (Shear wall - 3/8 Structural #1 panel nailed at 4" increments.)
Bottom Line: If your not sure about removing walls and such then for your own piece of mind, get the advice from a true professional. That's it, nothing more needs to be said!
| Existing Stove Wall||Wall Before Opening||Existing Sink Wall||Walls Before Modification|
|Tear Out Sink Wall||Tear Out Stove Wall||Wall Before Opening||Existing Framed Wall|
|Electrical & Plumbing||Framing the Opening||Drywall Installed||Drywall Taped|
|Drywall Ready for Paint||Flooring & New Cabinets||Corian & Completion||Outer Design View|
|Inside Design View|